Retired #45: Conor McKenna - Calls time on his AFL career, returning home to Ireland

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DallasCrane316

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Rumours circulating on an Essendon Facebook page that McKenna has informed the club that he wants to return home to Ireland. Anyone heard anything regarding this?
 

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I cringe at what he does next because I can't anticipate his next move.
Keeps me guessing which is good.

Doesn't pull too much off like Castagna does.

His little kicks to himself make me chuckly.
 

blitzer

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I think McKenna could go quite well as a small forward. Certainly at VFL level in his early days he was good up there but he was still too raw to make it work at AFL level in his early years. It would give us another bloke other than Stringer and Daniher that can kick a goal from outside 50. Well Tippa can but only when he really gets onto it.

I personally wouldn't mind using Fantasia as a rebounding defender sometimes, he can certainly play the role and players pick up less injuries down back than up forward (well that's my theory anyway). Fantasia is a smart and quick decision maker which is important to get through zones.
 

Schnitzengruben

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McKenna will make an awesome forward. He's such a great kick especially for someone who hasn't grown up with the game.

Tbh I think he'll me more effective as a winger who goes forward, rather than a permanent forward. Regardless, I'm hyped to see what he can do this year.
 

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Still think we are playing him inbthe wrong part of the ground. Was a goal kicker in his gaelic youth and has an attacking flair that gets him in trouble down back.

Stick him forward and watch him cause havoc around goal with his unpredictability.
Glad to see the club is finally listening to me.
 

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